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Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
conflict zone or a troubled country, but you would not be wise to do that. a local driver who knows where he is going and talks with the armed men at checkpoints and says hello to them and smooth things out -- >> how many people with you? >> one producer, one photographer, a driver in each country, and an interpreter in each country. it is a carload or a van load. with that group of people, you keep going. sometimes we go hundreds of miles a day. sometimes we would spend several days in the same city. each day, we were trying to build on what we learned about how democracy was evolving, if it would be appalled at all. there were security problems in all three countries. we were looking for the heartbeat of these places. >> what is the first thing you tell somebody they want to do that you did? >> i would say go ahead. >> is it expensive? >> of course. especially if you want to do it quickly and securely. you need to look for a decent hotel to spend a night. and you need to hire people to take along. >> security? >> you do not worry about security. you do not take security. you do not take
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
deductions for state and local taxes on charitable gifts. explain what that is. >> if you make out a check to your church or school you went to, it is a deduction. you write a check to a religious organization or any sort of nonprofit. >> all of those churches and universities will no longer be? >> stop looking at me like that. [laughter] that is the only itemized deductor that i get the benefit of anymore. that's the only clear deduction i have. again, as part of an overall thing, i would be willing to throw that in. my father worked for nonprofits. if he was still alive, he would kill me for even suggesting this. but there are real problems in this country. we need to think about them differently than we have thought. this is not something i like, but i hope it is accepted, just like on health care. one of the things we proposed you forgot to mention was eliminating the special treatment that investments get relative to income from work. that is something geoff had to swallow. you start out rationally. >> capital gains? >> yes, and dividends. >> it is a sentence or something in the
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